March 20, 2001

A Stallman moment - fraught with dichotomy

Author: JT Smith

"Linux is powerful enough as an operating system to have caused the major operating system vendors in the world to change the way that they do business. Examples include how Sun has moved its licensing, and how Microsoft is said to be showing select customers Windows 2000 source code. IBM understands free, although open is a new concept for it. And as long as Linux hackers stick to their principles, it's likely that even more change is in the offing as operating system vendors watch free and open change the playing field." More at Byte.com.

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